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This HBO movie was based on David McCullough's Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Truman. Starring Gary Sinise as Harry S. Truman, the film centers on Truman's rise to the presidency from humble beginnings, World War II, and his decision to use the first atomic bomb. If you watched The Roosevelts on PBS, this is what came next. Winner of multiple awards.


  • Gary Sinise as Harry S. Truman
  • Diana Scarwid as Bess Truman
  • Richard Dysart as Henry L. Stimson
  • Colm Feore as Charlie Ross
  • James Gammon as Sam Rayburn
  • Tony Goldwyn as Clark Clifford
  • Pat Hingle, as Boss Tom Pendergast
  • Harris Yulin as General George C. Marshall
  • Leo Burmester as Frank Vassar
  • Amelia Campbell as Margaret Truman
  • John Finn as Bob Hannegan
  • Ċ½eljko Ivanek as Eddie Jacobson
  • David Lansbury as Lt. Jim Pendergast
  • Remak Ramsay as Dean Acheson
  • Marian Seldes as Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Daniel von Bargen as General Douglas MacArthur
  • Michael Murphy as Dinner Speaker

Truman at Internet Movie Database

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